The Sharing Center

The Sharing Center’s Mission is to help one family at a time by supporting people starting over or facing a hard time through providing free clothing and household goods.

Items are only for distribution to individuals in need.

No item taken from The Sharing Center may be sold, traded, or returned to the store.

Individuals receiving donations agree to inspect and test items before use and agree to not hold The Sharing Center liable for any damage or injury resulting from the use of donated merchandise.

Individuals may choose from all items on their initial visit. They may return to pick out clothing only.

Donate Furniture , Kitchenware and Household Goods

We accept donated / used furniture, appliances, beds/frames, bedding, plates, flatware, kitchen utensils and small appliances that we give to our clients at no cost. The Sharing Place alone has helped over 200 individuals and given away $75,000 (used value) worth of goods.

The Sharing Center is combining our resources and partnering with other community based agencies, organizations and churches who are helping families and individuals move from homeless shelters, incarceration, difficult life circumstances or transitional housing by providing good, used furnishings, cookware, dishware, silverware as well as just about anything needed get started in their new digs! It's a simple idea but has a transforming impact on the future of those who are committed to life change.

Everything we have we give to those in need without cost or qualification.

You can help us help those rebuilding their lives by regifting furniture, volunteering your time, and by financially supporting this effort (donate online) or make checks payable to The Family Circle Ministries, 80 Brooklane Court, Elizabethtown PA 17022).

You can help us help others by dropping off your donations.

If you live in Northern Dauphin County (above Peter's Mountain) you can drop your items off at The Valley Lighthouse, 105 W. Main Street, Lykens, PA 17048

Please call to make arrangements - 717-453-4416

Thanks for your donations.

Accessories: Shoes, belts, scarves, jewelry, unopened cosmetics and fragrances
Ammunition, weapons (must be transferred at gun shop.)
Antiques and collectibles:
Artificial Christmas Trees and decorations
Automobiles, motorcycles, scooters, with current PA inspection
Bicycles in good working condition
Clothing: All sizes, styles, and good conditions. Socks and underwear in new packaging, purses, wedding and prom dresses if cleaned.
Computers: Bring computers and computer-related peripherals. Newer computers and laptops that are in good working order may be re-sold. NO CRT Monitors
Electronics (EXCEPT for televisions): Consumer electronics in good working condition. This includes alarm clocks, radios, stereo equipment, NO console stereos.
Eye glasses (we collect for Lion’s Club)
Home Decor: Portraits/frames, candles, fake floral and vases, and baskets
Houses that can be renovated – no condemned property
Housewares: Dishes and glassware, fans, lamps, furniture: in good condition and without stains.
Lawn Equipment in good working condition
Luggage, backpacks, outdoor recreational equipment / tents NO sleeping bags
Media: Books in good condition, CDs, videos, DVDs ¬- NO Encyclopedias or magazines
Musical instruments in working condition (NO acoustic pianos)
Sporting goods: Such as balls, baseball bats, rackets, cleats, etc. NO bowling balls.
Tools of any kind / new paint rollers and equipment
Toys: Dolls, games, puzzles, action figures
Any item needing repair
Automotive parts, including tires, batteries, motors
Baby gear, including furniture, car seats, strollers, high chairs,
(Due to recall and/or environmental concerns.)
Box springs and mattresses, pillows, Waterbeds, Sleeper furniture, hide-a-beds
Building materials: glass, doors, window frames, scrap lumber, metal, etc.
Encyclopedias or magazines
Carpet – wall-to-wall or otherwise
CRT Monitors , old printers, Industrial copiers
Exercise Equipment
Hazardous materials, including liquid cleaners, paints, detergents, fertilizers, weed killers, chemicals, motor oil, etc.
Helmets (bicycle, motorcycle, etc.)
Large appliances, including refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers, air conditioners, humidifiers/dehumidifiers, microwaves, dishwashers, trash compactors , water heaters, space heaters, fireplaces (Call if you have questions)
Large metal desks and other office equipment
Miscellaneous outdoor equipment and grills
Pianos (Acoustic)
Plumbing fixtures: sinks, shower stalls, toilets
Socks and underwear not in new packaging
Stuffed animals if not in original packaging
Televisions of any kind / TV stands or cabinets
Wheelchairs, walkers, hospital beds
Worn, stained, damaged furniture, no fabric covered furniture NO particle board furniture

Check and double-check your donations before leaving them at a thrift store. People have been known to leave phones, jewelry, and important papers in boxes of donated goods. We can't try to track down the owners of lost treasures.

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Family Circle Ministries, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit is d/b/a Friends Over Fences
Family Circle Ministries Inc

Contact Information

Family Circle Ministries - a 501(C) 3
Mailing Address and Main Office
80 Brooklane Court
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

or in Northern Dauphin County
Sharing Center and Satellite Office
105 Main Street
Lykens, PA 17048

Phone: 717-439-0466